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Julie Chadwick rocks Echo Park with Vegan Happy Hour


Ms. Julie Chadwick, Hostess of Vegan Happy Hour

It started 3 years ago, the brainchild of Julie Chadwick. Bartender, grad student, vegan and all around badass rock chick. What started you ask? Vegan Happy Hour at the Shortstop in Echo Park. Julie thought starting a Vegan Happy Hour at the bar where she worked was a good way to learn how to cook vegan food, shortly after she decided to go that route. She combined it with one of her regular happy hour shifts and wham Vegan Happy Hour was born. It has really taken off and is one of the more popular Happy Hours in Echo Park. It’s on the occasional Thursday night from 5pm-9pm but because Ms. Chadwick is a grad student studying landscape architecture at UCLA, her time is tight and she shuffles the happy hour around her school schedule. Make sure you keep a good eye on the Vegan Happy Hour’s Myspace page for the evolving schedule. Julie often provides for the crowd of revelers what has now become her legendary vegan chili. So good even non-vegans rearrange their plans to be there to grab a taste.  If you want to check it out you better come early before its gobbled all up.

Martini surprise at Vegan Happy Hour

Vegan Happy Hour at the Shorty is a great way to meet like-minded vegan folks and to showcase some bomb ass vegan food to some non-vegans, to help them understand that vegan food is not all grass and kibble but can be really great tasting food. Oh and to have some cocktails, lots of cocktails because the best happy hours are really all about the cocktails.

Julie behind the bar at the Shortstop in Echo Park

For Julie being vegan is about her love of animals and she does her best to live a cruelty free life, being vegan is part of that for her. Julie is one of the busier people you will find in Echo Park. Besides bartending at the Shortstop where she puts on Vegan Happy Hour, she also owns her own landscape design business GROW. They specialize in eco-friendly, low water, and native gardens. Julie is also in the rock band “Hello Dragon” where she kicks ass and takes names playing guitar and singing. This Echo Park vixen does it all. She cooks amazing vegan chili, pours a wicked drink, throws an awesome happy hour, rocks an ax like nobody’s business and she can design your eco-friendly yard, making it the envy of all your Echo Park neighbors. She’s so much more then a triple threat!

Swing by Vegan Happy Hour this Thursday December, 17th and remember, it's potluck style so bring something to share with the rest of the bar.

You can even follow Julie on Twitter!

The Shortstop: 1455 Sunset Blvd, Echo Park, CA 90026 (213) 482-4942 • Vegan Happy Hour Thursday December, 17th 5pm-9pm- Be there or be horribly square.


  • Ollie 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • Mytch 5 years ago

    Yes!@!!!!!!! Two of my favorite gals!!!

  • Donna Carter -Ft. Lauderdale Examiner 5 years ago

    Now I wish I lived there so I could go!

  • Donna Carter -Ft. Lauderdale Examiner 5 years ago

    p.s. nice photos

  • Autumn Rd, Dracut MA 5 years ago

    You go girl...we love you and miss you....nice HOT pics!

  • VeganBetty 5 years ago

    Love Jules and VHH. The article forgot to mention how she also humanely traps and neuters stray neighborhood cats so that the cycle of overpopulation stops. Great stuff you do Julie!!

  • Jason 5 years ago

    what an ambitious and driven young woman.
    thank you for your services to the planet.

  • Bici Chica 5 years ago

    now everyone knows what we VHH regulars know: Julie Chadwick rules and is a smarty pants.

  • Julie chadwick - vegan happy hour hostess 5 years ago

    Hey all... So sorry. I had to unexpectedly fly to the east coast to be with family. Vegan happy hour is rescheduled for MONDAY Dec 21. Hope you can make it. Thanks for the kind words and support. 

  • Michele & Dan 5 years ago

    You rock Julie! Looks like you are having fun!

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